North East Scarborough Community and Childcare Centre (NESCCC) Public Art Online Community Information Session
The City of Toronto is hosting a community information session on the NESCCC public art competition. Please join us for a project update, and for presentations by the five (5) shortlisted artists of their proposals.
Date: Thursday, July 29th, 2021
Time: 6:00 to 7:00pm EDT
About the Competition
The NESCCC competition will result in the creation of a public artwork or artworks as part of the design of the Northeast Scarborough Community Recreation & Childcare Centre (NESCCC). This new multi-use community centre and child care facility in Scarborough’s Joyce Trimmer Park will include a gymnasium to accommodate an indoor cricket and running track, a teaching kitchen, fitness/dance studios, a 25-metre indoor lap pool and leisure pool. In addition to the Centre, the surrounding park will be upgraded with various outdoor amenities, including the addition of a skate park, multiple outdoor play spaces and a tree-lined promenade.
The art component of this new community centre will be selected through an open, international, two-stage competition, with a budget of approximately $450,000.00 CAD (+HST). The project budget includes all costs directly associated with the artwork: all fees for design, fabrication, installation, engineering and professional services, insurance, travel and other incidental expenses.
The NESCCC will become an important part of a vibrant, strong and culturally diverse local community. The site is located just south of the Rouge National Urban Park, a continuous ecological corridor from Oak Ridges Moraine to Lake Ontario. Within the Rouge Valley watershed, surrounded by parks and natural areas, the architecture and landscape of the project are inspired by this important ecological context.